The DSM 5 classifications list ten types of personality disorder, two of which are “Borderline personality disorder” and “Narcissistic personality disorder”. Preoccupied with fantasies of success, beauty, or achievement.
The common descriptions make them appear to be quite distinct: Borderline personality disorder: Unpredictable, manipulative, unstable. Sees self as admirable and superior, and therefore entitled to special treatment.
When I forgive you, I will race, Race right into your loving caress.
Dear future lover, Some days, I may forget what I believe in.
is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.
Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. Both of these disorders are the result of an incompletely formed sense of self.
That is they have difficulty reflecting on what they feel or need or want and are likely to be dishonest, avoidant or manipulative rather than clear and assertive.
The narcissist constructs a facade or false self built on feeling and being seen as better than others.
The narcissist depends on others to affirm his or her specialness and seeks out people and situations that support this illusion.
This results from poor or incomplete individuation.
Healthy and secure separation from parents or caregivers means coming to see oneself as an independent being.